Sunday, September 13, 2015

Rutgers WR Leonte Carroo suspended, latest in a series of incidents with embattled football program.

Another day, another suspended Rutgers player. This time wide receiver Leonte Carroo is the player who finds himself suspended after what's described as an "incident" outside High Point Solutions Stadium after the Scarlet Knights' 37-34 loss to Washington State on Saturday.

News of the suspension was announced by Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood during a teleconference with the media on Sunday.

"Leonte Carroo has been suspended from our program as a result of an incident that happened last night outside our stadium that's currently under investigation,'' Flood said. "Until that investigation concludes I'll have no further comment.''

Carroo had been previously suspended for the first half of the Scarlet Knights' season opener due to a violation of curfew.

The news of Carroo's suspension couldn't come at a worst time for either Rutgers or Flood. It's only the latest in a series of incidents involving Rutgers players, including the dismissal of six players who have been charges with criminal violations.

The suspension also comes a day before Rutgers' Board of Governors is supposed to hold an emergency meeting regarding "athletics matters and anticipated or pending litigation" facing the program. This includes allegations against Flood regarding possible improper contact with a professor regarding a player's academic status.

(via, HT: Dr. Saturday)

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